7 Surprising Benefits of Being a Home-Based Travel Agent
Written by: Amanda Bailey on December 29, 2015
Obviously, working from home saves independent travel agents time and money. Not having to invest in an office space is a huge perk, and not having to commute to work eliminates a lot of stress, especially if it saves them a drive through rush-hour traffic.
But there are a few lesser-known benefits you’ll get as a home-based travel business. A lot of people don’t even think about them, until they start experiencing them for themselves!
Check out the list below, and see what wonderfully unexpected perks await you as a home-based travel agent!
1. Save on gas – and have fewer car troubles.
Since you don’t have to commute to work, you’ll save money on gas, or whatever your preferred method of transportation is. You’ll also put less wear and tear on your vehicle by staying at home. That means you’ll spend less money on car maintenance too!
2. More quality time with your dog/cat/guinea pig/fish.
You’ll get to spend more quality time with your dog, cat, guinea pig or any other pet you’d miss at work. It’s hard to leave your furry friends alone all day, but when you work from home, you can keep each other company!
3. Snack whenever and as often as you want, without fear of being judged.
Plus, you don’t have to tote your meals back and forth, or spend extra money going out for lunch because you forgot your lunch at home.
4. You’ll have complete control over your work environment.
This is crucial, not only for your productivity, but for your happiness! Your business can literally be run from your most comfy chair, or with your favorite playlist blaring (when you aren’t on the phone). As a related perk, you don’t have to worry about dealing with co-workers that might disapprove of your style.
5. Get things done on your terms.
Running errands and setting up appointments is so much less stressful because you can do them at any point during “regular” business hours. You don’t have to squeeze everything in during your lunch hour, or rush out to beat the maintenance person to your house at the end of the day.
6. Say good-bye to the babysitter.
This doesn’t apply to everyone, but if you are a parent, you know childcare isn’t cheap! When working from home, you have the option to keep the kids at home more often and save up for more important things – like family vacations!
7. Your ‘home office’ can travel the world.
Maybe you’ve dreamed of living somewhere warmer, or you just want to be able to get up and go more often. A travel agent’s skills and knowledge are in demand everywhere, so you can literally work anywhere with an internet connection.
Are you curious about the other benefits of being a travel agent? Request our free Travel Agent Information Guide to find out why it’s one of the fastest-growing professions and how KHM Travel Group can help you get started from home.
Just fill out our simply request form on the right side of the screen to download the guide. We are also available by phone at 1-888-611-1220 if you’d like to chat with a member of the KHM Travel Group team.